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Next (and Final) Meeting of the 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 11/17/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next, and final, meeting of the group will take place TOMORROW, Sunday November 17th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street in NYC. Tomorrow’s meeting… READ MORE>>

My Post in Remembrance of Kristallnacht

A post I wrote on the occasion of the recent anniversary of Kristallnacht appeared on the blog of Yeshiva University, and can be found by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen

A Clinical Workshop in Tel-Aviv: Using EMDR in Treating Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

Presentation Date: 11/10/19
Location: Metropolitan Hotel, 11 Trumpeldor Street, Tel-Aviv

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This coming Sunday and Monday,  November 10-11, 2019, I will be teaching a workshop at the Israel EMDR Association, together with my colleague Dr. Karen Alter-Reid from the National Institute… READ MORE>>

Next Meeting of the 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 10/27/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next meeting of the group will take place TOMORROW, Sunday October 27th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street in NYC. I am deeply moved… READ MORE>>

Attending the Conference of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

This week I will be going to participate in the 42nd Annual IAPSP International Conference, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20, 2019. The general focus of the conference this year will be on “Engaging Difference and Sameness: Pathways to Empathic Dialogue”, perhaps the most appropriate topic to focus on these days… READ MORE>>

Intimacy as Spiritual Practice

As Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement is upon us, we stop to take stock of our spiritual and interpersonal relationships. We acknowledge where we fell short of our ethical, emotional and relational ideals and standards, and we re-commit to strive to do better, to be our better self, to related more genuinely and more compassionately to others whose… READ MORE>>

Increased Empathy and Helping Behavior Toward the Mother in Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

A new study by Sarit Alkalay, Abraham Sagi-Schwartz and Hadas Wiseman from Israel, published in the journal “Traumatology” this past July, reports interesting findings regarding daughters of (child) Holocaust survivors. The study showed that greater factual knowledge about the mother’s Holocaust experiences was associated with elevated internal feelings of empathy towards her, and also with external empathic responses toward the… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Meeting To Be Rescheduled

Apologies that, due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s 2GNYC meeting had to be cancelled at short notice.  I will post here the new schedule, once the meeting has been rescheduled for a future date. Irit Felsen

Free Webinar Series About 2G Dealing with Loss of Their Parents

During the fall of 2018, I presented a six-part Webinar series and discussion group, entitled “Grief and Renewal After the Loss of a Holocaust Survivor“, which was sponsored by MJHS. Recordings of the six sessions are available and can be listened to online for free. More information is available by clicking on the image below, which will take you to… READ MORE>>

4th meeting, 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 09/08/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next meeting of the group will take place as scheduled, next Sunday, September 8th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street. Hope to see you… READ MORE>>

My Recently Published Paper on Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

I am happy to share my most recent paper, entitled “Patient and Psychotherapist Meeting in Shared Intergenerational Transmission of Genocidal Trauma”, which has been published this past month by the journal Psychoanalysis, Self and Context in its online version and will appear in the hard copy issue in the spring. You can download a copy of the accepted version of… READ MORE>>

Today: A Very Moving All-Day 2GNYC Event for Children and Descendants of Survivors

Thank you to all who joined us for a truly moving day today at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, to the Museum Director, Jack Kliger who honored us with his presence, and to Jerome Kowalski who so graciously presented the speakers and made sure everything moved along smoothly. It was immensely moving to have the five elderly survivors light candles… READ MORE>>

REMINDER (and Program) for Tomorrow’s 2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

REMINDER: Please join me at the 2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday September 2 (Labor Day). You can choose to attend any of the group meetings and lectures or view the exhibit at the museum. I will be one of the speakers at this event, the program for which is the following: More details are provided… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday September 2 (Labor Day)

Presentation Date: 09/02/19
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

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Please join me at the 2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday September 2 (Labor Day). You can choose to attend any of the group meetings and… READ MORE>>

Transforming Our World: Moonshots

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending an unusual and inspiring event at the United Nations, hosted by NOVUS. The event, organized around the 50th celebration of the first landing on the Moon, was entitled “Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moonshots”, and focused on the message: “Making the Impossible Possible”, the message symbolized by the Apollo 11 mission, by the… READ MORE>>